So, hey, I'm going to be on the tube
The segment is called "Now Hear This" and the premise is that they take my entire (highly questionable) music collection away, submit it to analysis by a music expert, then hook me up with some new tunes courtesy of an awesome local music store. Kind of like Pimp My Ride, but with music instead of cars. And no Xzibit, alas. (He doesn't know it yet, but we were meant to be together.)
This segment won't just make you laugh and cry and say, "It's better than Cats!" It's also educational, especially if your CD library currently contains a lot of Duran Duran, Peaches, Peggy Lee, Marvin Gaye, and early Sasha, and you've been thinking it's time to maybe branch out in some new directions.
The segment also features young Master Sam extensively, because babies need good beats, too.
But wait! There's more!
While I'm advertising my media whoredom, I meant to post this link a month ago. As a wise man once said: Doh!
It's an article Jessa Crispin (of Bookslut fame) wrote for The Book Standard about the 50 Books Challenge. She interviewed me, an actor named Steve Waltien, and Neal Pollack, and she mentions Largehearted Boy. Jessa also makes a case for why bookstores should get behind the Challenge.
Time for a pop quiz!
Q: How much would I love to be sponsored by a bookstore?Okay, I guess two media appearances in a month doesn't make me a media whore. Yet. Just wait till my secret sex tapes come out.
A: A lot.